Microalgae Biomanufacturing Lab

University of WAterloo

The Ward Research Group at the University of Waterloo is focused on using microalgae to produce renewable chemicals and bioproducts. This includes biofuels, biochemicals, and proteins. Our goal is to use the biorefinery concept to gain the maximum value from a single bioprocess by using all of the fractions for subsequent applications including biofuels, bioplastics, and high value specialty products like astaxanthin used in aquaculture or botryococcene for jetfuel production.

© 2018 Valerie Ward vward@uwaterloo.ca